Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: with Related Documents / Edition 2

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Overview

This second edition of Franklin's famous autobiography is accompanied by a portfolio of illustrations and an introduction that provides background for students and invites them to think about the work's lasting impact on American society and culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312404154
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 4/2/2003
  • Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 233,218
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis P. Masur, is associate professor of history at the City College of the City University of New York and is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Masur is the author of 1831: Year of Eclipse and Rites of Execution: Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865. He is also the editor of Reviews in American History.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
List of Illustrations

PART ONE
Introduction: The Life of Benjamin Franklin

The Road to Success
A Political Life
The History of the Autobiography

PART TWO
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Franklin's First Outline for the Autobiography

PART THREE
Related Documents
1. Plan of Conduct, 1726
2. Poor Richard Improved, 1758
3. Letter to Lord Howe, July 20, 1776
4. Speech in the Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations, September 17, 1787
5. An Address to the Public, November 9, 1789
6. Sidi Mehemet Ibrahim on the Slave Trade, March 23, 1790

APPENDICES

A Franklin Chronology (1706-1790)
Questions for Consideration
Bibliography

Index

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

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    How fun

    Reading his own words, written for his son, it is getting to know him as an acquaintance. I've never been one for autobiography reading, I don't wish to read how someone views himself but this is the opposite. He goes to length to tell his story and how not great he was. Fun to see him walking the streets of Philly with a loaf of bread under each arm, gnawing on another, filthy clothes and smelling of days at sea.

    If you want a further glimpse into the man...do it.

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